Superfund Site Profile
The 13.5-acre Helena Chemical Co. Landfill site is located in Fairfax, South Carolina. It includes an area where several companies owned and operated pesticide formulation facilities from the mid-1960s to 1979. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated debris, groundwater, sediment and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and Helena Chemical Company, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By monitoring groundwater, sampling groundwater, the public water supply and sediment, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.